Managing Intellectual Property selects Adams & Adams as Best IP law firm in Africa

9:04 AM (25 Minutes ago) Awards
“Africa is an enticing mix of two powerful ingredients - challenge and opportunity,” says Gérard du Plessis, chairperson of South African intellectual property law firm Adams & Adams. “It is in this unique business landscape that we have made our mark.”

#FreeAJStaff campaign wins prestigious PR award

16:42 PM (16 Hours ago) Awards
The campaign to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR Award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organised by leading PR publication The Holmes Report, gave the #FreeAJStaff campaign a Gold Award for issues management at their annual ceremony in London.

Shimmy Beach Club launches Winter Glow: Club Edition

16:26 PM (17 Hours ago) Entertainment
Shimmy Beach Club, recently voted as Cape Town’s best club by Zomato, has revealed a line-up of parties for its winter season and as part of its Winter Glow: Club Edition campaign.

Kasi shoppers want more bang for their buck

16:17 PM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News

When it comes to shopping, many township consumers don’t always have access to transport, so successful brands, such as Kasi Star Brands identified by Ask Afrika, ensure that consumers have easy access to products, whether it is in a formal retailer or at an informal spaza shop down the road.

Aspen returns to Salon Media for another successful campaign

16:09 PM (17 Hours ago) Advertising News
Aspen has returned to Primedia Unlimited’s Salon Media business for a period of three months to promote its Prep® shaving cream products created exclusively for men.

Shrek: The Musical Jr to visit the Peoples Theatre

15:53 PM (17 Hours ago) Entertainment

Following its record-breaking production of Disney’s The Jungle Book Jr, the Peoples Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is thrilled to present Shrek: the Musical Jr.

To ink or not to ink? Sony Max helps you decide

15:52 PM (17 Hours ago) Media News
To ink or not to ink? That’s the question posed by Sony Max, channel 128 on DStv, and the answers may just be found in one of its three not-to-be-missed reality shows, Tattoo Nightmares, Skin Wars and Bad Ink.

The Eco-Logic Awards is calling for entries

15:39 PM (17 Hours ago) Awards

Entries are now open for the Eco-Logic Awards 2015, which recognise South Africa’s environmental champions and reward outstanding achievements. 

Zomato partners with the DSTV Delicious International Food & Music Festival

15:16 PM (18 Hours ago) Entertainment

Restaurant search and discovery app, Zomato has partnered with the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank which will take place at the Waterfall Polo Estate in Midrand on Saturday, 6 June.

New reality TV offering: Top Actor South Africa

15:01 PM (18 Hours ago) Media News

The country’s newest reality show Top Actor South Africa is not only a springboard for upcoming actors, but international co-production is facilitating skills transfer to others in the industry. 

Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town create weighty campaign for Volkswagen’s Amarok

14:53 PM (18 Hours ago) Advertising News
What is believed to be the world’s heaviest redeemable coupon was created by Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) Cape Town to demonstrate the special load-carrying capabilities of the Volkswagen Amarok. 

Chefs Darren Badenhorst and Reuben Riffel kick off the 2015 Reuben Invites series

12:57 PM (20 Hours ago) Entertainment
Book a spot for a Franschhoek powerhouse pairing when executive chef Darren Badenhorst of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate joins culinary forces with celebrity chef Reuben Riffel in Cape Town on Thursday, 25 June as part of the popular Reuben Invites 2015 series.

Success of airport.tv® commercial sees Gauteng Tourism appoint further key offerings

12:05 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
The flighting of the Gauteng Tourism commercial on airport.tv® has proved so successful that the brand has not only renewed its contract, but has appointed other key offerings within the AirportAds® portfolio.

Lakeside Mall chooses PocketMedia®'s Jumpin Jax for their Dress Up Box campaign

11:46 AM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
Primedia Lifestyle Marketing Services selected a PocketMedia® Solutions’ Jumpin Jax – an innovative marketing product with a zip strip on a small cardboard envelope that’s torn open for two small squares to pop out and surprise the opener - for its client, Lakeside Mall in Benoni, to use as part of the mall’s Dress Up Box Campaign.

Paramount’s Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy wins PR gold

11:34 AM (21 Hours ago) Awards
The launch of the Paramount Group's Anti-Poaching and K9 Academy was voted the best communications campaign in Africa at the SABRE Awards in London and the PRISM Awards in Johannesburg.

Sage teams up with ORT JET to empower Jewish entrepreneurs and SMEs

11:22 AM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News
Sage Pastel Accounting has teamed up with ORT JET- an initiative that focuses on helping Jewish entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses - to offer a 12-month subscription to the Sage One Accounting online software to qualifying members of the ORT community.

Barney Simon and Kagiso Media release the Rock On app

11:06 AM (22 Hours ago) Media News
Multiple award-winning radio legend Barney Simon and Kagiso Media have launched a 24-hour rock music channel. Barney Simon’s Rock On app is a uniquely curated music stream, with the legendary tracks of the last three decades available instantly to Android phone users, and IOS platforms iPhone and iPad.

Catch the illusive brown hyena on 50/50

10:51 AM (22 Hours ago) Entertainment

On Sunday, 31 May, at 17:30, episode 28 of season 6 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode takes a look at the shy brown hyena, toxic water in the Kruger and a bunch of surprises in nature.

Aqua4Life and LifeStraw® launch 67 Minutes for Mandela Day drive

10:44 AM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News
Aqua4Life, distributers of LifeStraw®, a multi-award winning range of water filtration products in Southern Africa, launches a 67 Minutes for Mandela Day drive - with a buy one give one campaign to help save the lives of thousands.

Omni-channel strategies for consistent customer experience

10:36 AM (22 Hours ago) Opinion

Lynette Hundermark, MD at Useful & Beautiful says more and more South African companies across industries are talking about building omni-channel strategies and infrastructures to give customers a consistent experience at every brand touch point.

How retailers benefit from coupon marketing

10:21 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
Coupons are powerful marketing tools that help retailers increase market presence, sales volume, sell more and sell faster. They’re also a major factor in building customer loyalty and beating competitors. And, perhaps what’s most important: customers love them.

News24 and Ogilvy street activation makes headlines

10:11 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
News24, South Africa’s top online news brand, took to the streets of Johannesburg recently to show motorists just how much breaking news they may be missing.

How smartphones are reshaping consumer behaviour

9:49 AM (23 Hours ago) Opinion

Cheap smartphones are reshaping consumer behaviour in South Africa faster than many marketers realise, this according to Andre Steenekamp, CEO of 25AM. He advises on how to position a brand at the forefront of the trend and create effective platforms for engaging mobile customers.

#RichKids of Beverley Hills is back for season 3

9:30 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Reality television on E! is set to dazzle in June, with the launch of New Money and the return of #RichKids of Beverley Hills season 3 only on E!, channel 124 on DStv.

Emperors Palace to host The Consol Craft Revolution this June

9:12 AM (Yesterday) Events

Emperors Palace in partnership with Consol, Sony Max and Hot 91.9FM presents The Consol Craft Revolution, a craft beer and gourmet food event to be held on Saturday, 20 June at the D’oreale Grande hotel. 

ASSITEJ SA selects playwrights for the New Writing for Young Audiences in Africa programme

8:54 AM (Yesterday) Media News
15 African playwrights have been selected for the New Writing for Young Audiences in Africa programme run by ASSITEJ South Africa in partnership with the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices programme (US) and the Soweto Theatre.

Big Concerts announces dates for Pharrell Williams’ SA Tour

8:31 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Big Concerts in partnership with Woolworths are pleased to announce that Grammy Award winning producer and performer Pharrell Williams will perform two public concert dates in September 2015.

Rotary Club of Newlands to invest in entrepreneurs

8:11 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Rotary Club of Newlands are to sponsor the Tertiary School in Business Administration’s (TSiBA) recently launched Pitch and Poster competition. Students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course are encouraged to enter the competition. They stand a chance of winning a share of R15 000, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newlands.

Procurement opportunities, prompt payment for SMMEs are key for driving economic growth in SA

7:56 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
If Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s approach and attitude are to be believed, then South Africa might just have a shot at achieving its 2030 National Development Plan goals. So says Sivu Maqungo, CEO of OPENTENDERS.com, South Africa’s first B2B social networking platform.

Calling all SMMEs - do you know what your risk profile is?

7:40 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
ITWeb is conducting an information security assessment of local SMMEs, aimed at establishing a bench line for them as regards their risk profile and subsequent readiness to secure their enterprises and counter current and future threats.

Youth to invade Algoa FM on 16 June

7:33 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Algoa FM has given the youth in their broadcast area the opportunity to serve as presenters, producers and newsreaders on Tuesday, 16 June. The project was started by the station in 2014 and the positive response received, from both the youth partaking and the listeners, has prompted the station to repeat this Youth Invasion.

Durban is set to host the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards in July

7:09 AM (Yesterday) Awards
A decade after bursting onto the world stage, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv, channel 322) are once again shining a global spotlight on African music, creativity and achievement at the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

French film 3 Hearts now showing at Cinema Nouveau

15:50 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Three films that performed particularly well at the recent European Film Festival (EUFF), hosted by Cinema Nouveau, will be afforded a wider release over the next few months.

A new twist on reality romance on Mzansi Magic's Date My Family

15:42 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
Following the success of the ultra-popular Our Perfect Wedding and the spin-off My Perfect Proposal, DStv’s Mzansi Magic is fast becoming the place to go for romance themed reality. On Sunday, 24 May at 20:00, the channel is once again looking to strike ratings gold when it launches the fun and fresh reality series Date My Family.

Even more skateboards given out at Skateboarding for Hope event

15:21 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Skateboarding for Hope, presented by Vans, at I2B Skatepark in Somerset West brought out over 60 of the area’s top skaters for a shot at their share of the R5000 prize purse and a chance at a wildcard entry to the TopGrom and KDC SA Championships, which takes place from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 October in Kimberley at Kimberley Diamond Cup.

BBC reaches 308 million weekly global audience

15:14 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
New figures unveiled on Thursday, 21 May 2015 show the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people. This represents the combined measured reach of international BBC content – both news and entertainment – for the year 2014/15 and is the first time this figure has ever been measured in this way.

BP ventures into directional signage on mall parking booms

15:02 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
A new advertiser to the mall space, petroleum brand BP has entrusted a portion of its OOH advertising budget to Primedia Unlimited’s Primall Media by cleverly directing consumers to a filling station close by.

Standard Bank extends 16 year partnership with Joy of Jazz festival

14:32 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Standard Bank has renewed its commitment to jazz by signing a new three year sponsorship agreement with Africa’s premier jazz festival Joy Of Jazz; extending its 16 year relationship with the festival.

IAB SA and Relationship Radar partner together to address digital issues

13:58 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
IAB SA’s latest partnership with Relationship Radar illustrates that the promotion of the digital industry in South Africa begins with something as simple and non-technical as relationships.

The MOST Awards branch out into Africa

13:50 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
The annual MOST Awards, hosted annually by Wag the Dog Publishers, are branching out into Africa and launching two new awards. In line with its established format, The MOST Africa Award will firstly recognise and rank South African based media that plan and buy media in Africa.

Market Theatre to host 7th ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships

13:34 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
The internationally renowned Market Theatre is set to host the 7th annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships awards for the first time this year.

Heart FM Sport kicks it up a notch with Feinberg on Football

13:24 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
Football. That’s all it’s about. Feinberg on Football is a high-pace, heavyweight look at the English Premier League on Heart FM every Wednesday at 15:30. Expect to hear the voices of coaches, players, and administrators – as well as live crossings to the gorgeous, football-obsessed Sophie Rose in London.

DJ Sabby: The Best Thing Ever

11:52 AM (3 Days ago) In Focus

Choosing ‘The Best Thing Ever’ as your media moniker may seem a bit pompous, but if you’ve got the stats to back it up, then no harm no foul, right? And with over 22 000 followers on Twitter, Yfm’s DJ Sabby definitely has the fan base to support him.

Ads24’s mass market reach is more than just a number

11:38 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
The mass market accounts for two out of three consumers or 64% of the population and is significant because of its sheer size. The mass market offers opportunities to marketers, because the ‘ownership’ levels are not yet not saturated, in other words this market offers scope in which to grow.

Come Dine With Me: Supersized series 8 on BBC Lifestyle

11:04 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Five total strangers take turns hosting the ultimate dinner party for their fellow contestants who give points for the night based on the food and atmosphere on Come Dine With Me: Supersized.

Nuclear energy in Africa investigated on Special Assignment

9:45 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

Special Assignment has announced the airing of Atomic Africa, an internationally produced documentary by Java Films, which investigates whether nuclear energy is an appropriate response to the continent’s energy crisis.

 

Vote and win a VIP experience to the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

9:39 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
South Africa’s longest-running comedy awards event, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards, honours registered comedians across nine categories. The Savanna Audience Choice Award is the only category that’s open to public vote. That means you decide who will win and take home the coveted Waldo statuette.

To celebrate 21 years, Net#work BBDO’s Mike Schalit wants to give back

8:38 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
As the first ad agency born into the new South Africa, Net#work BBDO has served as a creative incubator for the country’s current and future creative leadership. To ring in the milestone, co-founder Mike Schalit has invited 21 of these extraordinary creative minds to join him in forming the #21CD Creative Leadership Foundation.

Africa is in need of sustainable agricultural production

7:44 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
Africa is in dire need of transforming its agricultural sector. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, agricultural production needs to increase 60% by 2050 to keep up with the expected demand for food.

Cape Town celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

7:12 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
Friday, 22 May, is International Day for Biological Diversity – a time for the City of Cape Town to reflect on its globally important and unique biodiversity, and acknowledge its partners and residents who work tirelessly with the City to ensure that this irreplaceable asset is managed and utilised in a responsible manner.
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